Audio: FELIX DUKE – CYNTHIA ft. PATORANKING & 360 DEGREES

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Nigerian-born Felix Duke began his music career in 1986, performing in student’s concert at Baptist High School, Benin. Influenced by the likes of reggae artiste; Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and U Roy and I Roy, Felix developed his musical skills playing the drums.

The bass guitar and any musical instrument he could lay his hands on. Then in 1987, he got the chance to major as a drummer for Segun Alile and his band, which toured the state of Edo playing at various events.

With this demo album Felix left Benin for the bright light of Lagos- the cultural if not political capital of Nigeria- and formed a reggae band called “The street reggae band”,- playing concerts and being the opening act for some of the Nigeria’s finest musicians.

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It wasn’t until 1996 that Felix release his highly successful debut album “My season” which had tracks like “ Wa lare” {come on everybody} which won several awards.

Four years in the studio and three tours of Africa later, Felix released his second album “Mr Goody Goody” which also had tracks like “baba baba” Featuring 2face Idibia and Sunny Nneji, the success of this album earned him the prestigious FAME music award for the best reggae music of the year in 2000. This confirmed Felix Duke’s status as a serious player on the Africa music scene.

Well known in his native Africa, the name Felix Duke has also spread to Europe. Felix has taken his special sound to the carnivals and concerts in Nuremberg, Munich {Germany}, Tourino, Rome and Naples {Italy} and closed his 2001 Europe tour at London’s  Wembley  arena.

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In 2005 Felix Duke went round the same countries he played in 2001, and it was a great success.

Felix was so won over by the vibe of the UK’s capital that he decided to make his home there. The Nigerian Diaspora welcomes him with open arms by asking him to play at the Miss Nigeria UK competition held at the Hackney Empire.

2005, Felix Duke relocated back to Nigeria and released another hit album “Joanna” In 2006  Joanna was so successful that the album gave himself several Awards both in Nigeria and Abroad.

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Felix Duke who not too long ago just came back from tour of New York , Maryland, Atlanta, DC and Dallas all in the United State of America.

Cynthia is one dope track you definitely cannot afford to sleep on.

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